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PADI Scuba Diver

  • Course information ▾
    PADI Open Water Touch

    Prerequisites
    15 yrs old and above for PADI Scuba Diver certification
    10-14 yrs old for PADI Junior Scuba Diver *
    (* There is no difference to the course structure for PADI Junior Scuba Diver)

    Course Duration
    2 days

    Course Structure
    Just like the PADI Open Water Diver course, there are three main parts to the course- Theory, Confined Water sessions (in the swimming pool) and Open Water Sessions (in the sea). However, the difference is that you only do 3 confined water sessions and 2 open water dives, about half of what you would do in the PADI Open Water Course. All course materials are available in multiple languages. Our instructors can teach in multiple languages.

    Theory
    Once you’ve signed up for the course, you will receive a code from us. The code gives you access to the course material and is unique for you and you only. Use the code to access the PADI Open Water Diver Touch on any iOS or Android tablets. The PADI Open Water Diver Touch is an interactive learning tool for you to learn the theory easily. It contains scuba diving facts, principals and safety concepts made simple for everyone to learn. There are also quizzes and videos to enhance your learning. Have a look at the video below.

    Every student must complete the Knowledge Development (PADI’s term for simple questions) at the end of the first three chapters and complete the final exam before you can be signed off as a certified diver. Good news is, you can do all of this before coming to us in the comfort of your own home. We will then go through any questions you may have when you arrive here. Alternatively, you may enjoy our study lounge here at iDivecenter and go through your PADI Open Water Diver Touch with a cup of complimentary coffee. You may use your own tablet or use the ones we provide.

    Confined Water Sessions
    All Confined Water Sessions are done in our swimming pool. Your instructor will explain and demonstrate all the skills for you. We will also check if you are able to swim and feel comfortable in the water. All the sessions can be done in a day if not less.

    Open Water Sessions
    All the open water sessions are done in the sea. You will participate at least 2 open water training dives which will last 40-60 minutes each. These dives will take you to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet.

    The first dive will be nice and easy to help you to acclimatise to the new environment. On the second dive, you will apply the skills you have already mastered in the swimming pool to open water conditions, combined with a guided tour to explore Phuket’s tropical reefs.

    What’s next
    Dive with a professional diver to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet.
    Upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver by completing the remaining parts of the course (more details in FAQs).

  • Options and Prices ▾
    • Silver
    • 12,320 ฿
    • 1 day theory and pool training
    • 1 day boat diving, up to 3 dives
    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment will be served on the boat
    • Full scuba diving equipment
    • Maximum 3 participants per instructor
    • PADI Scuba Diver digital materials and certification fees
    • Gold
    • 14,200 ฿
    • 1 day theory and pool training
    • 1 day boat diving, up to 3 dives
    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment will be served on the boat
    • Full scuba diving equipment
    • Maximum 2 participants per instructor
    • PADI Scuba Diver digital materials and certification fees
    • iDivecenter Scuba Diver Gold Gift Set
    • Platinum
    • 24,950 ฿
    • 1 day pool training
    • 1 day boat diving, up to 3 dives
    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment will be served on the boat
    • Full scuba diving equipment
    • 1 participant per instructor
    • PADI Scuba Diver Touch Manual and certification fees
    • iDivecenter Scuba Diver Platinum Gift Set
    • iDive Club Membership

    Private Charter Boat Diving

    If you would like to enjoy your course with your friends and family onboard a chartered boat, we are more than happy to arrange that for you. We can offer multiple choices of speedboats and yachts.

    Your Boat Your Schedule

    If you’d like to do the course from your own boat or simply want to fun dive, our instructor will jump onboard with you along with our equipment if needed. Talk to us and we will arrange an unforgettable experience for you.

  • FAQ ▾

    When do Open Water Diver courses start?
    Courses are available daily throughout the whole year. With Open Water Touch you can start right now.

    What are the prerequisites to participate Open Water Diver course?
    Everybody who is in a good healthy condition and feels comfortable in the water can participate in the course. You need to be at least 15 years of age to sign up for the Open Water Diver course. If you are between 10 and 15 years old you can enrol onto the Junior Open Water Diver course. Once certified 10 and 11 year old divers need to be accompanied by a PADI professional, certified parent or guardian and are limited to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet. eLearners need to be 13 years old.

    Are the course materials available in languages other than English?
    Yes, they are available in multiple languages. Let us know the language you’re most comfortable with, we will try to accommodate for that.

    I’m a certified Scuba Diver and would like an upgrade to Open Water Diver?
    No Problem. All you need to do is to participate in the last two days of the Open Water Diver course and bring a passport photo with you.

    How will I get to iDivecenter?
    We are located in Phuket Boat Lagoon by the quay, about 15-20 min drive from the airport and Patong.

    What material do I need for my course?
    You will be able to download the required material as soon as you sign up for the course and getting the confirmation email from us.

    What do I need to bring with me?
    A passport photo, swim suit, towel, sun tan lotion and scuba gear if you already own it.

    How long does the Open Water Diver course take?
    The Open Water Diver course takes 3 to 4 days based on the option you take.

    How many open water training dives are included in my course?
    You will be doing 2-3 dives based on the option you choose for your course.

    How deep will I dive during my course?
    Depth is age dependant but maximum is 12 meters / 60 feet.

    What if I fall sick during my course or need to stop for any reason?
    In this unlikely event we would only charge you for the service you’ve already received. In addition to this we would give you a written referral which will allow you to continue your training at any other PADI store within 12 months.

    How can I make a booking?
    Just click on the sign me up button below the option you wish to choose and follow the instructions.

    What does the course price include?
    As described under each packages.